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Savvy Travels: The Journey So Far (Part 4)

We’re nearing the end of our trip down memory lane charting the Savvy Travels Journey So Far. By the time we left off in the last blog, I had come up with an idea, gone through loads of research, development, working prototypes and now held the first ever batch of Savvy Travel Packs. But as I found out, all that means nothing if you can’t get the product into people’s hands. Now Savvy Travels had a finished product and its own little website, it was starting to feel like a real business. It seemed an apt time to register it as one, and so Savvy Travels Limited was born. Now we were official, it was time to start doing what...

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Savvy Travels: The Journey So Far (Part 3)

At the end of the last blog, I had just returned from two incredible trips around the world. I came back with a collection of stories, some lifelong friends and, to my surprise, a business idea. Though I had a very clear image of what I wanted the product to be, I had the minor obstacle of having absolutely no idea how I might make it. It was time to make that dream into a reality. Turns out, turning an idea into a tangible product isn’t easy! With absolutely zero experience in product manufacture, I was in for a steep learning curve and a spend larger than I could have ever imagined. The first step on my to-do list was...

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Savvy Travels: The Journey so Far (Part 2)

The first blog in our ‘The Journey so Far’ series focussed on the initial experiences that would go on to inform the creation of Savvy Travels. These were the early grumblings of an idea that was not yet fully formed. But over time, this small spark would become and an all-encompassing obsession that would go on to shape the next two years of my life. If my first journey around the world showed me I needed to be more prepared, the second really showed me how I could go about it. Though I had collected a few things on my first trip, (and threw out the junk my parents had given me!) I didn’t get a chance to perfect my...

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Savvy Travels: The Journey So Far (PART 1)

The Savvy Travels journey, like all good adventures, has been a long and rewarding process. As the year that we first launched has come to an end, it seems an apt time to reflect, to remember the roots of Savvy Travels, and the experiences that led to its conception. So in this next series of blogs, excuse me whilst I take a trip down memory lane. I grew up in leafy Brockenhurst in the New Forest. Though it’s a beautiful place, I always had the gnawing feeling that there was plenty more out there to experience and explore. My parents have always been ardent travellers, and I hoped that one day I might be able to follow in their footsteps...

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